Wednesday, 22 June 2016

14 Most Extreme Places in the World

If you are passionate traveler, you must wonder to experience the most extreme places on planet earth. Tourists normally like to visit different places to experience the different cultures, food and people, however passionate travelers seek to experience the extremes of the world. What attracts a traveler might look impossible to a tourist.

If you are traveler, or may be tourist who want to get out of their comfort zones, below are the extreme places that you must visit in order to experience the best of this planet.

1) Vostok Station, Antarctica - World's Coldest Place

The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -128.5°F (-89.2°C) on July 21st, 1983.

2) Death Valley, California - World's Hottest Place

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the hottest temperature ever recorded occurred in Death Valley in 1913, clocking in at a scorching 134°F (56.6°C).

3) Mawsynram, India - The Wettest Place in the World

Mawsynram receives an annual rainfall of about 467 inches which is a world record in itself.

4) Atacama Desert, Chile - Driest Place in the World

In over 40 years, it’s only rained here 4 times. This place is so dry that NASA decided that it would be the perfect location to test their Mars mission.

5) Mount Kilauea, Hawaii - Most Active Volcano of the World

In 1983, Mt. Kilauea erupted on southern part of the island of Hawaii and hasn’t stopped since! It’s destroyed over 200 homes, but created over 544 acres of new land.

6) Paradise, Washington - The Snowiest Place in the World

According to the National Park Service, Paradise has a max annual snowfall of approximately 93.5 feet.

7) Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia - The Flattest Place in the World

The Salar de Uyuni salt flat covers about 4,000 square miles and contains about 10 billion tons of salt, it is the flattest place.

8) Tokyo, Japan - World's Most Populated City

Tokyo’s population grew to a staggering 40 million residents, the largest population of people every recorded in a single city.

9) Bishop Rock, England - Smallest Island in the World

Bishop rock is around 46×16 meters long and located about 28 miles off the southwestern coast of the Cornish peninsula in England.

10) Oymyakon, Russia - Coldest City in the World

Winter temperatures in Oymyakon can drop as low as -58°F (-50°C), while the lowest recorded temperature for the town was -96.16°F (-71.2°C), back in 1924.

11) Mount Everest, Nepal - The highest elevation in the world

At 29,028 feet tall, Mount Everest is considered the highest elevation in the world. The mountain was named after the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to1843 — Col. Sir George Everest.

12) Krubera Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia - Deepest Cave in the World

Since it’s initial exploration in 1956, Krubera Cave has been mapped at 7,208 feet deep and 8 miles long.

13) Angel Falls, Venezuela - Highest Waterfall in the World

At 3,212 feet tall, Angel Falls is known the tallest waterfall on planet Earth.

14) London, England - The most visited place in the world

London beats out second place Bangkok as the world’s most visited location, with around 18.82 million international visitors each year.

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